Monday, July 20, 1959
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
BETHUNE- Funeral Services Philip Ray Crawford, 58, will be held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Timrod Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jeremy Ussery will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Mr. Crawford passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Born in Ahoskie, N.C., he was a son of Clarence Ray Crawford and Louise Baugham Crawford. Mr. Crawford served in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years obtaining the rank of SSGT and served in Desert Storm.
Mr. Crawford began his law enforcement career with Bishopville Police Department, later moving on to becoming a criminal investigator with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. In 1997 he became a road deputy with Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department, later moving to Criminal Investigator where he became a Lieutenant and polygraph examiner. In 2010 he became a criminal investigator and polygraph examiner with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department where he medically retired after being diagnosed with ALS. Mr. Crawford enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Patricia Martin Crawford; children, Phillip Crawford (Alicia), Rebecca Crawford, Olivia Martin, Chloe Rae Crawford; parents, Clarence and Louise Crawford; sisters, Donna Lowers (Eddie), Rhonda Cotton (Jimmy), Yvonne Lee (Tommy) and 1 grandchild.